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Posted January 11th, 2011 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

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Posted in Children's Health, Events, In the Media, KidKupz News, KidKupz in the Community, Parenting Tips, Uncategorized

Food For Thought…Literally

Posted October 19th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

We’ve all heard the buzz about what are considered to be the top “super foods.” These are the foods that offer the greatest health benefits and needless to say, none of them are found at McDonalds. It certainly isn’t news that our kids need to eat more fruits and vegetables, but what may be news to you is that there are certain foods that can actually benefit our childrens’ developing brains. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Children's Health, Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Uncategorized

“Turn Off TV Week?”

Posted October 7th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

I guess I’m finding out a bit late that this week is officially, “National Turn Off TV Week” but better late than never. The phrase itself is unimaginable to many of our children, and if we’re being honest, to us grown-ups, too. Read the rest of this entry »

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It Seems Mary Poppins Was Only Half-Right…

Posted October 5th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

When my mother and I first created KidKupz, our main objective was to make taking liquid medications easier for children while at the same time making the job easier on moms, dads and caregivers.  Having spoken with many pediatricians and health care professionals, we were also concerned with another of aspect of administering liquid medications. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Children's Health, Jill's Thoughts, Kids' Safety, Parenting Tips, Uncategorized

Re-thinking Those School Fundraisers

Posted September 21st, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Before I was married or had children, I lived in an apartment building in Manhattan and the building was chock full of families with school age children. One of the most memorable benefits I reaped from being around all of these kids was the ability to stock up on cookies when Girl Scout Season rolled around. I stocked up like no body’s business, for purely selfish reasons, and as a result became popular with the kids. However, as the old saying goes, “No good deed goes unpunished.” Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Get “Back to School”

Posted August 10th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

If your family is anything like mine, then summer throws your normal school year routine right out the window.  Of course, our kids aren’t heading out to class but that’s not the only thing that changes at my house. Sleep schedules, bedtime routines, meal times, reading time, eating habits and some semblance of a dress code…all of these things seem to take on a life of their own at my house come Summer vacation. Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Make Assigning Chores Less of a Chore

Posted August 4th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

If your children are old enough to begin taking on some basic household chores then you may want to take a look at this article from WebMD for some great perspective on why assigning chores is so important for raising independent and confident children. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Best Way to Answer the Tough Questions

Posted July 22nd, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

If your children are approaching their “tweens” then for certain they have already been asking you some pretty sticky questions over the last few years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Perhaps Mom and Dad Are Not Always to Blame

Posted July 20th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

When it comes to children who exhibit extreme behavioral and social problems, with no diagnosis of mental illness, it is most often perceived to be the fault of bad parenting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bug Off, Bug Spray!

Posted July 15th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

With Summer in full swing and the heat and humidity in overdrive, we are all bound to be visited by our fair share of mosquitoes in the weeks ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

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